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For the purpose of shared resources, education, marketing, and conservation of Fine Appalachian Craft, we host eight special events each year. Engage with the region's top makers, hear their story behind their craft.

Holiday Sales

Holiday Makers Sale

December 7 & 14 | 10:00a-4:00p

The Holiday Makers SALE is a chance to shop fine craft at a discounted rate. Over 30 of our makers gather their leftover stock from 2019, and give a peak of their 2020 designs! Choose from a variety of gift items including ceramic tableware, fine jewelry, hand-woven and dyed wearables, bound journals and etched cards, blown vases and ornaments, turned wooden bowls and more. Shop local!

Folk Art Center | 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC


Holiday Open House

November 23-24 | 10:00a-4:00p

Join us for hot cider, cookies, and craft demonstrations!

Pei Ling: Origami 

Jeff Neil: Box Making

Ronnie McMahan: Woodcarving

Biltmore Village Craft Guild | 26 Lodge Street, Asheville, NC


Tellabration | Storytelling

November 24 | 3:00pm

The Asheville Storytelling Circle (ASC) is a non-profit organization of folks who love stories. Some of the members are professional tellers, others are amateur tellers, and still others just love listening to stories. However, all are interested in cultivating the traditional art of storytelling. The ASC is affiliated with the North Carolina Storytelling Guild and the National Storytelling Network.

Folk Art Center | 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville NC


Craft Demos at Dickens in the Village

December 6 & 7 | 2:00-4:00p

We love participating in the arts, culture & holiday spirit that will fill the streets of Biltmore Village. On Friday December 6th, while waiting for the tree lighting, stop by our gallery to shop for holiday gifts, enjoy hot cider, cookies, and meet artist Pei Ling Becker, as she makes festive origami ornaments.

More refreshments and demonstrations on Saturday, December 7th! Bill & Dawn Apelian will be carving Old World Santas dressed in Victorian clothing.

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Craft Demos on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Daily 10:00a-4:00p | View Schedule

Inside the Folk Art Center and Moses Cone Manor, members of the guild volunteer their time to demonstrate & educate the public on the processes of their craft. Meet and interact with the region's top makers demonstrating the processes of handmade jewelry, furniture, pottery, decor, fiber arts, and much more!

2020 Events


April 4th

Glass & Metal Day

These master craftspeople will be blacksmithing, glass blowing, piercing and soldering metals, knife making, bezeling, repoussé, copper etching, assembling stained glass, forging and many other artistic processes.

Clay Fest

June 6th

Clay Day

Clay Day features craft demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults. 
Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and invited guests will demonstrate throwing on the potter's wheel,
hand building, surface design on clay, among other techniques.

Cara Mae linen fiber

May 9-10

Fiber Weekend

More than two dozen Guild members and friends will be demonstrating a variety of techniques from 10am-4pm. This free event for the community invites visitors to get a close-up look at how fiber products are made and the stories of these makers.

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Summer Craft Fair

Exhibiting over 180 artisans in a two-story arena in downtown Asheville, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands celebrates 72 years of craft heritage.

wood turning demo

August 1st 

Wood Day

Meet the members of our guild, who have mastered the craft of woodworking using traditional and contemporary tools.

Heritage Weekend

September 18-19

Heritage Weekend

Celebrating Appalachian heritage and culture on the lawns of the Folk Art Center. Join us for music, dancing, traditional practices, and fine Appalachian craft.

Exhibiting over 180 artisans in a two-story arena in downtown Asheville, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands celebrates 72 years of craft heritage.

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